Restoring the Hoboken Terminal After Superstorm Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, the Hoboken Terminal, along with many other historical buildings and homes at sea level, suffered severe flood damage. In an effort to restore the terminal to its former glory, New Jersey Transit, the state’s largest transportation agency and owner of the terminal, contracted several experts who deal with historic preservation to...

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Support us for the 2013 CANstruction Competition this November

De Biasse & Seminara Architects, LLC will be participating in the 2013 CANstruction Competition this November to benefit the Community Food Bank of NJ. The competition brings together architects, engineers, designers, contractors, students, and local community members to build imaginative sculptures completely out of canned food. All the canned food that is raised...

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Home Renovation Project on Lake Hopatcong

How we’re transforming a poorly designed lakefront home into a dream vacation escape within a limited budget. When the owner found this home on Lake Hopatcong, she immediately fell in love with property. It’s located in a cove near a marina that stays calm and peaceful in the summer months, a rarity at this popular lake. The house, on the other hand, left a...

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Under Construction: New Home, Long Beach Island, NJ

Here’s a sneak peek at one of our new home projects that is currently underway on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey last October, many people’s plans changed, including the owners of this property on Long Beach Island. Construction of this new 4000 square foot home began earlier than anticipated due to flooding of the existing...

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The 5 Phases of the Architectural Design Process

At De Biasse & Seminara Architects, PC, we make it our mission to layout the process of working with us as clearly and succinctly as possible. That way you can gain an understanding of how we operate from the initial consultation all the way through construction administration. Ideally, we would prefer to work with you through every phase we describe below to ensure...

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5 Questions to Ask when Evaluating Contractor Costs

As part of the services provided in our design phases – cost estimates are developed – either in house, by the Architect or an experienced consultant. These numbers are not fairy tales. They are based on historical data from similar projects, current market conditions, as well as contractor and supplier input. If the Architect is left out of the bidding...

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On the Boards

It’s been an exciting year so far and we have some great projects that we’re currently working on.  Here are just a few samples, which we’ll include in our portfolio as we complete them: A security building at the Meadowlands rail station at MetLife Stadium, to be built in preparation for the more than 80,000 people expected at the 2014 Super Bowl...

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We Finally Did It

Well we did it! – we made the shift to a new web layout that we think is more user-friendly, mobile-ready, and will make it easier for us to stay engaged with you, providing information about what we do and about what’s changing in architecture and building in general. Let us know what you think of the new presence. PS: Our ‘old’ stuff is still available in ‘the...

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